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Application sandboxing: the new approach to cybersecurity

Application sandboxing: the new approach to cybersecurity

Data breaches are prevalent in many industries as hackers continue to develop new methods of attack. All organizations, irrespective of their size, have some security practice in place to protect their data.

While developing software, an essential stage is functional testing of new computer programmes. Even if there are no obvious mistakes in the source code, unforeseen issues might arise during actual use. Testing an untested or unidentified software application has some hazards. For instance, when defective or malicious code is installed, a software may change or even harm the operating system. This problem can be fixed using a sandbox. It gives you a chance to test your software or external code in a secure setting without harming the system as a whole. To address data security issues, experts’ resort to application sandboxing.

In order to prevent the propagation of software vulnerabilities, application sandboxing is a security strategy for separating operating programmes and/or applications. Sandboxes place a limit on a code or application by restricting access and granting it just the rights necessary for it to function, stopping data leaks and dangerous applications from harming the rest of your system.

Protection requires antispam, antivirus, web filtering, IP reputation, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and app management.

All of these methods, however, rely on locating known sources of attack, therefore, are unable to offer complete defense against complex unknown threats. The sandbox prevents all system resources, applications, intruders and malware from interacting with the containerized app so there is minimal chance for a security attack. They give an extra layer of security to your current security procedures and can shield data from dangerous threats that were not previously known to exist.

Implementing a better security system is the need of the hour for all organizations. A unified solution like inDefend helps you to secure your organization from data exfiltration.

How can inDefend Sandboxing provide additional security to already existing layers. 

  • Reduce the likelihood that viruses, trojans, or unidentified apps may send out data from the system without the user’s knowledge by establishing effective application control policies.
  • Enable early detection of sensitive data across the network and apply consolidation measures to decrease impact area in case an internal attack happens
  • Increase the probability that the network will eventually be able to detect any concealed Advanced Persistent Threats and regulate the data being sent.
  • Enable secure sandbox on all your external devices thereby keeping all data within the company’s endpoints.

inDefend is a one-stop solution to help protect your data from all kinds of insider threats within your organization . 100% security is never possible. But sandboxing, when used in conjunction with security measures like a comprehensive unified endpoint monitoring software, may definitely serve as an extra layer of safety.

Its better to have all you can get your hands on to secure your device and data in this era of “Cyber-insecurity.”

The  Author is

Dhruv Khanna, CEO, Data Resolve Technologies Pvt. Ltd

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